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Can nodes be removed from node_table[] rather than just added (programmatic XBP9B-DMSTB-002)?

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If I can directly remove nodes on the Coordinator's node_table instead of just resetting the radio, I could actively monitor and remove any nodes not whitelisted. Also would not require storing a whitelist of 30-35 nodes on the Coordinator (~150B of memory.) This way, I could:

1.) perform node id dump on Coordinator
2.) scan the list and send commands to the Coordinator to remove unauthorized nodes
3.) if no unauthorized, send command to Coordinator to no longer accept/add new nodes.

I know in the node_discovery callback that I am calling node_add() but beyond this, what happens behind the scenes?
related to an answer for: Keeping nodes off network
asked Nov 9 in DigiMesh Proprietary Mesh Networking by D2K New to the Community (16 points)

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The Digi Mesh protocol is a true peer to peer network. You can't just remove modules from its neighbor table. If you do not want the nodes in its network, then you need to change the channel or pan ID on either one so they are not the same.
answered Nov 10 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (15,515 points)
I agree. I'm just trying to better apply this protocol to this topology in a dynamic way. My router node configuration is not known ahead of time, and new router nodes come and go from these job sites. It's not possible to say that "node X needs to be set to PAN A and node Y needs to be set to PAN B" but rather reconfigured onsite (usually just one time.)
The only thing I can think of is for you to do a compare from the current Node Discovery and delete others not seen or build a new list.
Yeah, I think that is going to be the way to go here. I'll have the programmable XBee send a request to an external system that knows the allowed list and if it's a No or a Timeout then I won't add the node ID when the discovery handler detects it.

I still don't know yet if there's a way to directly delete a node from the node table in any of the existing SDK libraries. Otherwise I'll just write my own in nodetable.c
You will need to look at the documentation for what ever SDK you are working with to find out.